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Hedy's folly: the life and breakthrough inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the most beautiful woman in the world

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible.Beginning at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy's Folly tells a wild story of innovation that culminates in U.S. patent number 2,292,387 for a "secret communication system." Along the way Rhodes weaves together Hollywood's golden era, the history of Vienna, 1920s Paris, weapons design, music, a tutorial on patent law and a brief treatise on transmission technology. Narrated with the rigor and charisma we've come to expect of Rhodes, it is a remarkable narrative adventure about spread-spectrum radio's genesis and unlikely amateur inventors collaborating to change the world.

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Beginning at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy's Folly tells a wild story of innovation that culminates in U.S. patent number 2,292,387 for a "secret communication system." Along the way Rhodes weaves together Hollywood's golden era, the history of Vienna, 1920s Paris, weapons design, music, a tutorial on patent law and a brief treatise on transmission technology. Narrated with the rigor and charisma we've come to expect of Rhodes, it is a remarkable narrative adventure about spread-spectrum radio's genesis and unlikely amateur inventors collaborating to change the world.

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subject_facetActresses -- United States -- Biography
Lamarr, Hedy, -- 1913-2000
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
Spread spectrum communications
title_displayHedy's folly : the life and breakthrough inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the most beautiful woman in the world
title_fullHedy's Folly The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
Hedy's folly : the life and breakthrough inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the most beautiful woman in the world / Richard Rhodes
title_shortHedy's folly
title_subthe life and breakthrough inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the most beautiful woman in the world
topic_facetActresses
Biography & Autobiography
Lamarr, Hedy
Motion picture actors and actresses
Nonfiction
Performing Arts
Spread spectrum communications